Meet the SkyHeart Team
Empowerment, empathy, compassion, and trust are the pillars upon which I build a safe healing space for clients to overcome obstacles. Along with a secure therapeutic relationship, I use interventions proven effective such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
I have completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. When working with couples, I channel these skills towards building a platform to increase relationship intimacy through healthy communication, conflict resolution, building love maps, and making life dreams come true.
For several years I have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and families from diverse backgrounds, propelling all towards their full potential. Ethically, I use only evidence based practices supported by groundbreaking research, which provide clients with interventions demonstrated to work best for their unique struggles.
I look forward to providing an engaging, educational, and life altering experience in all sessions, increasing mental strength, and providing a smoother ride ahead in life.
Richard Mohammed MA, LPC, NCC
Meghan McNulty MA, LAC, NCC
We are going through an ever evolving time in our lives that requires sensitivity to ourselves, others, and the world we live in. These times can also bring up feelings of struggle, isolation/loneliness, uncertainty, and even despair. However, this does not have to be your end point. I will assist in guiding you to be empowered and reach a sense of healing through my empathetic, insightful, and supportive therapeutic approach. My goal is to facilitate your growth in your personal journey with non-judgement and unconditional support. I will walk with you and help you to develop into the best you, you can be.
I work with each client individually to meet their presented needs. My experience varies from working with LGBTQ+, severe and persistent mental illness, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, relationship issues, and trauma. My approach varies based on your concerns and we will work together to develop a personalized plan to reach your identified goals.
The human experience is without a doubt a never-ending rollercoaster. Sometimes we need help to get us through difficult seasons of our lives. Those living with mental illness, struggling with life stressors, and life transitions know first hand just how hard that can be. Starting therapy can be both exciting and challenging, but it is a powerful and radical act of self-love and personal growth.
My strengths-perspective approach aims to encourage clients to be an active participant in their healing journey. Remember, therapy is a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space where you can openly express your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Throughout our sessions, you will discover your strengths, learn coping strategies, and find new ways to navigate life’s challenges. I incorporate a combination of evidence-based interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, PMDD, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, life transitions, racial trauma, boundary-setting issues, low self-esteem and more.
I believe everyone deserves to experience the joys that life brings. I also understand that our childhood traumas, life stressors, and mental illnesses can make that experience difficult and feel almost impossible. Therapy is a journey where you will gain insights into your emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns. We will go at a pace that you feel most comfortable. I look forward to embarking on this transformative journey with you and witnessing your growth and empowerment along the way.
Christiana Hicks LSW
Matthew D'Aloia MS, LAC
Life gets messy, there is no doubt about that. I strive to create a casual and comfortable environment in my sessions where the underlying principle is that all individuals possess the qualities necessary to flourish. This means that together, we focus on empowerment, responsibility, and accountability amidst making positive changes that are in line with the vision you have for your life.
My humanistic and solution-focused approach will help you get to a place of feeling understood and accepted while developing heightened emotional intuition so that you can begin to take control of your life in areas that once seemed unbalanced.
I have worked with a broad range of ages, ethnicities, and issues while using a unique blend of evidence-based practices to help individuals gain clarity in their lives, define goals and develop a game plan to start smashing roadblocks and making real progress toward their ideal lifestyle and emotional wellbeing.
Whether leveling up your confidence, building intimacy and closeness in relationships, achieving peak performance in your profession, or grabbing a hold of the everyday stressors in your life, we will design creative interventions specifically tailored to your goals.
Asking for help is not easy, but we all need it sometimes. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you based on trust and help to understand your strengths so that you can take what we work on in therapy, outside of the therapy room and implement it into your daily life.
While each client is different, I often incorporate a cognitive behavioral and person centered approach. This will allow us to examine the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while keeping our collaborative alliance at the core.
I have worked with clients from ages 7-70 from various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. I have helped individuals work through their struggles with self-esteem, anger, depression, anxiety, body image/food issues, family stress, relationship issues, and more. I look forward to working with you, assisting you in learning more about yourself, and helping you to develop positive coping skills for life.
Ashley Dwyer MA, LAC, NCC
Ariel Merillat MA, LAC
It's no secret that life can test us at any given moment. One minute we can be living our best lives and the next we can be dealing with a challenge we thought we would never have to face. As humans, during times of anguish and heartache, we tend to focus on the negatives instead of the positives. Questions like, “why is this happening to me?”, “is this ever going to get better?”, and “why is it always one thing after another?” tend to fill our minds, making it seem impossible to be happy again. My goal as your therapist is to ensure you get back to living your best life!
I utilize interventions such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Interpersonal Family Systems (IFS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I can also work with you using an Eclectic approach, which is an integrative therapy that aims to discover the most effective treatment approach specialized just for you! I love working as a team with you. I want nothing less than to see you succeed and will do everything I can to ensure that happens.
I have experience working in multiple mental health settings including dual diagnosis. I have worked in partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. My experience working in these settings has allowed me to help a wide variety of populations from ages 13+. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, substance abuse/addiction, LGTBQIA+, and self-esteem.